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. alabama or louisiana, not so much. >> students were learning different things in florida, from what they were learning in new york city, from what they were learning in nebraska, and even what they were learning in each school in new york city. >> reporter: to clear up the confusion, some governors and state superintendents developed a common set of standards which states could choose to adopt or not. from the beginning, the obama administration pushed the states to adopt them. >> we laid out a few key criteria and said, "if you meet these tests, we'll reward you by helping you reform your schools." >> reporter: the reward was significant: hundreds of millions of dollars to states that pledged to do what washington wanted. states competed for a share of the $4.35 billion in what washington calls "race to the top." >> governor were nervous. ( laughs ) >> reporter: 46 states and the district of columbia presented ambitious plans. >> oh, we believe louisiana is one of the top candidates for this. i mean, we have such exciting reform going on. >> reporter: only a handful of states have
was arrested and in louisiana so therefore my father was called on as second in command of core, to speak for the march. he tended to be a little fierier, not quite a goe gospelt quite a baptist minister but he stuck to script it seemed to me, more than northerly. to charmaine, it is my faith in you and other youth that i rely on. >> woodruff: that was charmaine mckissick-melton from durham, north carolina. you can find her story, and other firsthand accounts for the web series, "memories of the march," produced by public television stations around the country, on the pbs web site, "black culture connection." >> ifill: now to our own coverage of the anniversary. thousands gathered saturday to mark the occasion on the national mall, the site of the original march. elected officials, activists and civil rights leaders addressed the crowd, calling for a more expansive interpretation of >> as we gather today, 50 years. later, their march is now our march and it must go on. and our focus has broadened to include the cause of women, of latinos, aasian-americans, of lesbians, of gays, of people
as enforced in some states, not those that had a mandatory death penalty, like louisiana and i think north carolina, was constitutionaling if it was narrowly confined to avoid the risk of being as random as being struck by lightning, the quote from what father had written in an earlier case, and wha what happened ovee years as personnel on the court changed, particularly a change after both of them resigned, after they had retired, the court expanded the category of cases in which the death penalty was permissible, and it also expanded the procedures -- one example is the victim impact evidence, which would presumably might be admissible in noncapital cases, but evidence that has nothing to do with the blameworthiness or the actual guilt of the defendant became permissible on the theory well it is okay in other cases. i thought, and justice powell thought the original opinion it was totally improper in a capital case to allow a category of evidence in that has just an emotional appeal, and is entirely on the side of increasing the likelihood that the jury would return capital -- return a d
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